Welcome to the 1st CMBA Neyland Rally.
Neyland Yacht Club (NYC) and Neyland Marina (NM), have kindly invited CMBA members as their guests, offering fantastic venues for an extended weekend-midweek of boating on the 24 miles of navigable tidal water of the Cleddau Estuary leading from St Ann’s Head to Neyland Point and River Cleddau from Neyland Point to Haverfordwest, with plenty of places of interest along the way, including, Pembrokeshire National Park, Irish Ferry Port at Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven Tanker Terminals, Milford Haven Marina, various Pubs, Cafes and Restaurants (some with their own pontoon mooring).
The Cleddau estuary doesn't have a speed limit, so is the venue for formula powerboat championships, ski racing and numerous dinghy and yacht races throughout the year. There is however a 3 knot (no wash) limit, along the shoreline and the upper reaches of the River Cleddau, marked with yellow buoys.
Neyland Marina; offering allocated pontoon mooring, parking for cars, trailers, a designated area for motorhomes, shower and toilet facilities. The Brunel Chandlery Café and The Bar, a restaurant overlooking the marina. Adjoining is Dale Sailing with a chandlery workshop and fuel pontoon.
Neyland Yacht Club; offering full use of their club house facilities, the newly refurbished Alumchine bar & restaurant, with a great veranda with uninterrupted views across the Cleddau Estuary. Launching of boats, via the public slipway to the side of NYC. Neyland town offers several supermarkets, takeaways, a chemist and fuel station.
Sunday: Entry to NYC from 09:00, after registration, park trailers & cars within the designated areas and prepare boats in readiness for launching. Catch up with CMBA members and join in with an informal safety briefing. Once set up, liaise with others for launching, in the traditional CMBA way.
Make way to allocated pontoon moorings in N.M. Meet at the Brunel Café for an informal safety briefing. Then heading off East a 4 mile trip, to the inlet leading to the Cresswell River, just a short way up is Lawrenny Yacht Station, then to the Lawrenny Arms for lunch (pontoon mooring) or the Quayside, for afternoon tea and cake, (just south of the inlet, the 3 knot (no wash) limit starts, marked by yellow buoys).
From here, a leisurely cruise north, up the River Cleddau, to the fork in the river, then back to the Jolly Sailor (pontoon mooring), for an early evening drink and meal, then a short run back to NM, for a night cap if desired.
Monday: Start the day with a breakfast at the Brunel Cafe, then an informal safety briefing, before heading off in a westerly direction down the 6 miles of the Cleddau Estuary, to the village of Dale, (pontoon mooring) visiting the Boat House Cafe or for something stronger, the famous Griffin Inn, weather permitting.
Tuesday: Enjoy Breakfast at Brunel Cafe, we’re invited to visit the neighbouring Milford Haven Marina, heading west for 3 miles, on the north shore of the Cleddau Estuary. Before leaving, check the published, free flow, access and exit times. When arriving call on the VHF, to take instructions to enter, via the lock gates, channel 14, call sign: Pier Head or Tel: 01646 696310. Catch up over a drink and snack or lunch, on the terrace or in the bar, visit the shops and cafes and then back to Neyland Marina.
Wednesday: After a leisurely breakfast at Brunel Cafe, then a free day boating to revisit your favourite haunts, and the opportunity for a final trip around the estuary before recovery of boats, around 17:00. Work with others to retrieve trailers, for recovery of boats and back to N.M. 19:00 take your seats for dinner at The Bar restaurant, continue the evening with many a 'boating' story, please book early as numbers are limited.
Thursday: Breakfast at Brunel Cafe Please vacate NYC by 12:00 to attend: - The CMBA Cardiff Rally Weekend & AGM, a great opportunity for members to get together, hear what's been happening within our club and get involved. All members input and feedback is really valued and we welcome your viewpoints, to ensure we continue to enjoy our common interest in boating. If you haven't joined us before or not been for a while, why not give it a go this year, whether you are with or without a boat, you’re sure to have a good time![/color]
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Detailed contact information and arrangements for these events will be available to CMBA Members only in the CMBA Clubhouse section.
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